The Honours Bachelor in Human Kinetics (BHK) emphasizes the social sciences aspects of physical activity, sport, active leisure and health. It provides the knowledge and skills required to play a leading role in developing, promoting and implementing programs, policies and positive lifestyle behaviours for different populations in a variety of settings. Students will have the opportunity to do experiential education internships in a community venue, or do a research project supervised by faculty. Graduates of this program will gain theoretical and applied knowledge from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, pedagogy/coaching, leisure studies and administration, as well as foundational understandings of the biophysical aspects of human movement. This program prepares students to pursue a number of job opportunities in community recreation and sport; socio-cultural studies in leisure and sport; sport and leisure management; coaching in sport; teaching in schools and other settings; sport psychology; and sport, physical activity and health consultancy.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Technical Report Writing
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
Compulsory Courses at the 1000 level
APA 1122Physical Activity in a Global Health Perspective3 Units
APA 1302Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada3 Units
APA 1313Musculoskeletal Anatomy3 Units
LSR 1100Introduction to Leisure Studies3 Units
Compulsory Courses at the 2000 level
APA 2111Intervention Theories3 Units
APA 2120Motor Control and Learning3 Units
APA 2134Administration of Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Services3 Units
APA 2140Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology3 Units
APA 2180Research Methods in Human Kinetics3 Units
APA 2302History of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada3 Units
APA 2312Physiology of Physical Activity3 Units
APA 2315Introduction to Applied Biomechanics3 Units
Compulsory Courses at the 3000 level
APA 3118Recreation, Sport and Community Development3 Units
APA 3301Ethics in Sport, Physical Activity and Health in Canada3 Units
APA 3381Measurement and Data Analysis in Human Kinetics3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
3 course units from:3 Units
Principles of Sociology
Exploring Diversity in Canada
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophical Issues in Health Care
Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
Principles of Sociology
Exploring Diversity in Canada
6 course units from:6 Units
Research Project
Internship/Clinical Experience
24 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses24 Units
Elective courses
30 elective course units 30 Units
or a minor
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

APA 3111Intervention Observation and Experimentation3 Units
APA 3113Management of Sporting Events and Festivals3 Units
APA 3119Coaching Training Methods3 Units
APA 3121Human Motor Skill Development3 Units
APA 3122Physical Activity and Health3 Units
APA 3123Hockey and Canadian Culture3 Units
APA 3124Diet and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 3125Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3 Units
APA 3130Motor Performance and Aging3 Units
APA 3131Physical Ergonomics3 Units
APA 3142Sociology of Health and Physical Activity in Canada3 Units
APA 3146Sport and Recreation Marketing3 Units
APA 3150Neural Control of Human Movement3 Units
APA 3311Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 Units
APA 3324Techniques and Strategies in Sport3 Units
APA 3325Fitness Training Principles3 Units
APA 4101Anthropology of Sport and Leisure3 Units
APA 4112Political Economy of Sport and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 4115Sport and Identities3 Units
APA 4116Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3 Units
APA 4117Quality of Life: Theory, Research and Application3 Units
APA 4118Biomechanical Basis of Injury3 Units
APA 4119International Sport Management Perspectives3 Units
APA 4120Sport and Physical Activity in Aging Populations3 Units
APA 4123Physical Activity Counselling3 Units
APA 4131Psychomotor Behavior: Current Trends3 Units
APA 4150Principles in Psychomotor Rehabilitation3 Units
APA 4160Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription3 Units
APA 4313Exercise and Disease Prevention3 Units
APA 4320Advanced Coaching: Global Preparation in a Sport3 Units
APA 4323Selected Topics in Human Kinetics3 Units
APA 4900Directed Studies3 Units
LSR 3105Parks and Protected Areas3 Units
LSR 3116Leisure Education/Counselling3 Units